Arts & Eats offers a $40 prix fixe Mother's Day dinner 4-7 p.m. May 8 with music by Patti Katz Black. Entree choices include seven-spice pompano with citrus butter, garlic goat cheese ravioli, scallops with truffle butter and more. The restaurant is at 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton. Reservations: 941-201-6647 or Open Table.
The Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a special expanded brunch buffet May 8. Seating times are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. There will be seating on the first and second floor. The cost is $34 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12 and free for all children age 5 and younger. The restaurant is at 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. Call 941-729-0616 to make a reservation or email email@example.com.
The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez, is hosting a Mother's Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 8 in the Neptune Room. The buffet includes eggs Benedict, house-cured smoked salmon and fresh-baked buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy; a warm entree station with grilled local fresh catch and the Shack's signature shrimp and grits; a steamship beef carving station and more. In addition, there will be a selection of assorted pastries and dessert and a full bar. A children's menu is also available. There will be a complimentary photo area with professional photographer, live musical entertainment by jazz singer Sarah Combs, and a social media contest with a prize valued at $100. The buffet is $28.95 for adults and $14.95 for children between the ages of 5-12. Tax and gratuities are extra. Children 4 and under eat free with a paying adult. Alcoholic drinks and other beverages, including soda and juices, are not included. Reservations are required by calling 941-794-1235.
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Pier 22 is offering a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8. The buffet includes a ham and prime rib carving station, sushi display, omelet station, eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, breakfast potatoes, Belgian waffles, salad, fruit, danishes, pastries, fish, chicken Florentine, cheese tortellini alfredo, garden vegetables and more. The buffet is $32.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 12 and younger. Pier 22 also offers Mother's Day Dinner specials from 4 p.m. featuring hand-carved prime rib, Filet Oscar topped with lump crab meat and Hollandaise or filet and scallops. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 941-748-8087. For more information, visit www.pier22dining.com. Pier 22 Restaurant, Patio, Ballroom & Catering is at 1200 First Ave. W. in downtown Bradenton.
Polo Grill is offering a Mother's Day buffet 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8 featuring eggs Benedict, made-to-order mac and cheese bar, stuffed brioche french toast, fresh salads, carving stations, seafood displays, and an endless selection of sweet and savory pastries and desserts. Cost is $39.94 adults, $19.95 children age 12 and younger. For reservations, call 941-782-0899, ext. 2 or pologrillandbar.com. The restaurant is at 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch.
Mattison's City Grille, 1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, is offering an à la carte Sunday Brunch Sample Menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8. Menu items include stuffed french toast with berry cream cheese filling, warm syrup; salmon frittata poached salmn, roasted red peppers, scallions, tomatoes, cream cheese; signature eggs Benedict. Lunch specials 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: roasted corn and crab chowder with cilantro; turkey sandwich with oven-roasted turkey, bacon, green apple and Brie on rustic bread; pizza rustica with prosciutto, salami, ricotta, Parmesan, and rustic tomato sauce; pizza mama with broccoli, roasted red bell peppers, mushrooms, char-grilled tomatoes, zucchini spread, and mozzarella. Dinners specials from 4 p.m.: Cajun popcorn shrimp with fried green tomatoes, prosciutto di parma, baby arugula, and cilantro pesto; grilled skirt steak with red pepper chimichurri, yucca fries, and grilled asparagus; grilled yellow fin tuna steak with a smoked shrimp-corn salsa, crispy jasmine rice cakes, and wok seared bok choy; flambée vanilla poached pear with apricot sauce and vanilla ice cream. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 941-330-0440.
The Capital Grille, Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota, will host a Mother's Day brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8. The restaurant will offer a prix-fixe brunch menu for children and adults in addition to their full dinner menu for $49 per person and $15 for children. For the appetizer course, guests can choose between menu items such as a cup of spring artichoke bisque, or bibb stack salad. Main course items including bone-in dry aged N.Y. strip with fried egg, pan-seared salmon, 8-ounce filet mignon, or the Grille's lobster frittata. Brunch concludes with decadent dessert choices, such as classic crème brûlée, or flourless chocolate espresso cake. Information: thecapitalgrille.com.
The Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, will host a Mother's Day brunch with seatings at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. May 8. The Southern brunch menu includes quiches, Belgium waffle station, traditional breakfast items, tea sandwiches, seafood Newburg in puff pastry, crab cakes, chicken jambalaya, smokey citrus glazed ham, a selection of fresh salads and fruit, breakfast pastries, muffins and breads. Complimentary coffee, hot tea and juices. Cash bar for signature drinks, wine and beer. Cost is $42 adults, $24 children ages 3-10. Reservations: 941-312-0000, Crosleysupperclub.com.
The Table Creekside, 5365 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, is offering a Mother's day brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8. The selections include The Parisian -- duck sausage, vanilla waffle, sorel hollandaise, fried duck egg, agave syrup; Main Lobster Benedict -- butter-poached lobster, lobster fondue, goat cheese; The Cowboy -- 6-ounce filet mignon, Argentinian sausage, neuske's bacon, fried egg, crispy potato hash; Elephant ear French Toast -- granny smith caramel apples, cinnamon dust, organic chicken sausage, fried egg; Steak and eggs - wild mushroom quiche, neuske's potato hash, poached eggs, romesco salsa; Mardi Gras -- jumbo gulf shrimp, tasso gravy, poached egg. A special brunch menu is also available for guests 12 and younger. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 941-921-9465. For more information, visit tablesrq.com to see the entire food and bar menus.
Kentucky Derby Bash: The Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, is hosting it's annual "Ultimate Derby Party" for race fans and first-time viewers. Join the fun, starting at 4:30 p.m. May 7. Attendees will receive complimentary servings of traditional derby fare, including baby hot browns, hand biscuits, Kentucky burgoo and grit cakes. mint juleps and Early Times bourbon cocktails will be offered. The Preakness Stakes will be celebrated May 21 and the Belmont Stakes on June 11. All parties start at 4:30 p.m. Reservations are not required as the parties are free and open to the public on a first come basis.
Kentucky Derby party: MacAllisters Grill & Tavern 8110 Lakewood Main Street, is holding a Kentucky Derby party beginning at 4 p.m. May 7. The menu features hot brown sandwiches, burgoo soup, mint juleps, and blood orange bourbon old fashions. Dress up to win prizes for best hat, best dressed couple, and best dressed individual derby attire. Information: 941-359-2424, www.macallisters.com.
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